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Just as John Derian‘s stores represent his endless curiosity and quixotic vision of the intersection of nature and art, so his East Village home is a testament to his love of the past, the handmade and the natural world. Here found objects are imbued with as much visual meaning as his collections of porcelain and ceramics.…

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Every since designer Timothy Corrigan lived in Paris as an advertising executive in the late 1980s, he has been a devoted francophile, in love not only with the beauty of France but also the country’s respect for its own culture and history.…

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Designer Jeffrey Bilhuber‘s greatest talent may be informing the past with a bold confidence that feels just right for today. And nowhere is this more palpably personal than in his own country house in Locust Valley, New York. Here in Hay Fever, his 17th century farmhouse, Jeffrey has melded the best of American design history with his own family furniture and heirlooms for his distinctive and informed take on decor.…

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While designer Timothy Whealon may have begun his career on Wall Street, his love of the fine and decorative arts soon led him to a yearlong arts course at Sotheby’s in London. Following another training program at the auction house in New York, an art related conversation at a charity event dinner serendipitously led to his first design job.…

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Thank you to those who checked in during my absence here. Delighted to be missed and you will (I hope) be happy to know that I have been busy working on new projects. This past week, Susanna and I were on a few adventures in Los Angeles and beyond.…

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While Lulu Lytle dreamed of becoming an Egyptologist, her current role as cofounder and creative director of Soane Britain indulges her passions for travel, antiques and textiles, the exotic and the best of British craftsmanship. As a longtime admirer of Lulu’s elegant designs and worldly point of view, I was thrilled to finally drop by Soane‘s London showroom and even more excited to visit with Lulu at home when Susanna Salk and I were in England last fall shooting for the British sequel to At Home with Dogs and Their Designers.…

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It is always a pleasure, in the midst of winter, to visit a room abloom in a profusion of orchids. This week welcomed the annual New York Botanical Garden 2019 Orchid Dinner, transporting us to Singapore, one of the world’s greatest orchid cultures and the inspiration for the upcoming 17th annual Orchid Show.…

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Last Night I Dreamt I went to Manderley again… Many of you will recognize those evocative words from one of my favorite novels, Rebecca. Daphne du Maurier’s well loved gothic story was also brilliantly adapted to the big screen by Alfred Hitchcock in his first Hollywood venture and what would be his only Best Picture Oscar.…

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Cathy Graham‘s party invites have always been some of the most coveted on the upper east side of New York City. With degrees in painting from RISD and fashion illustration from Parsons and years of working with renowned floral designer and event planner Robert Isabell, Cathy expressed her creativity through the art of entertaining.…

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This Thursday evening marked the 2019 Young Collectors Night at The Winter Show. Focusing on a new generation of art and design enthusiasts, the evening was a well attended social affair with music, hors d’oeuvres, festive cocktails and a fashionable crowd.…

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